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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th February 2019, 01:24 PM
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Posted By Lee
Thumbs up The straight, double-edged sword is a Masai seme...

The straight, double-edged sword is a Masai seme from east Africa and the spearhead is likely also African, though not typically Masai.

Here is one of three in Lew's collection...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd February 2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,538
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up Strongly recommended

Please note that Dr. Moilanen's thesis is available as a free pdf download (http://www.utupub.fi/handle/10024/119919) from the university where he received his degree. Strongly recommended!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,177
Posted By Lee
or perhaps even more relevant might be how many...

or perhaps even more relevant might be how many mahouts lost feet or legs. I have never seen this work from this angle, but from the level above the elephant's mahout was most prominently scrambling...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,177
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up On a similar theme, tiger against elephant

at the Royal Armouries, Leeds, courtesy of Tom's Photo Log (http://www.tomsphotolog.com/2015/07/royal-armouries-museum-leeds.html)
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2019, 03:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 985
Posted By Lee
Lew had quite a collection of these as well, both...

Lew had quite a collection of these as well, both old and new:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up Nice!

Very, very nice and also a good selection of styles. I continue to hope that someday someone will work out the chronology and geography of the different styles. I have long suspected that some are...
Forum: European Armoury 18th December 2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By Lee
and more

and more
Forum: European Armoury 18th December 2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By Lee
and the additional promised images

and the additional promised images...
Forum: European Armoury 14th December 2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By Lee
Question Blucher Sabre?

Images received from a non-registered reader. More images on their way...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,036
Posted By Lee
Natural Form

Thank you for pointing this out; upon close examination of this shaft I can see that you are correct and that this is a natural formation. :o Interestingly, I realized that I had two budiaks with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,036
Posted By Lee
Smile Decorative of functional?

From an old thread (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=12397) here is another 'carved' treatment of a budiak pole. Possibly it simulates bamboo, but functionally it might have assisted in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd November 2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,072
Posted By Lee
Red face Guilty Pleasure (formerly)

Not at all.

I watched FiF loyally for several seasons, though I privately called it the 'Bladesmiths' Sadomasochism Hour' to my closest acquaintances. I would regularly wonder from where they picked...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd November 2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,867
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up Fernando ... please try the link again later, it...

Fernando ... please try the link again later, it worked for me ... but I have had the error you describe previously and a translation of the error message suggested that maybe the site is using a...
Forum: European Armoury 21st November 2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,867
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up For more information and images...

Tomáš Vlasatý has also prepared an article on this sword which may be found at:

http://sagy.vikingove.cz/kuronsky-mec-ze-soukrome-sbirky/

It will be necessary to click the 'translate' button in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,863
Posted By Lee
Lew had two of these in his...

Lew had two of these in his collection:

http://vikingsword.com/lew/w0004/w0004.html

http://vikingsword.com/lew/w1119/w1119.html
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By Lee
Seconded

I also acquired a copy of the book shortly after its publication and I agree with Jens' advice.

This book is very nicely presented and does include a good number of illustrations and drawings, many...
Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,229
Posted By Lee
Helleri, I plan on renting a portable XRF (X-Ray...

Helleri, I plan on renting a portable XRF (X-Ray Fluorescence) unit in the near future to go through the entire collection. I will follow up with the elemental composition in this thread when I have...
Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2018, 02:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,229
Posted By Lee
Cool Wheeler VIa (Reventlov) type

Reventlov, I must agree with your opinion that related but different types with opposing curved guards have perhaps unfortunately come to be included into Petersen's type L. Mr. Peirce and I were not...
Forum: European Armoury 6th November 2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,229
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up Possibly representative of a regionally localized type

Reventlov's recognition above of pommel features in common with documented English isolated finds may very well have initiated recognition of a new localized British variant of Viking Age...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,825
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up A very nice and enviable pata regardless...

I suppose if one had the contacts and resources, X-rays using modern digital detectors to generate images that can then be manipulated on a computer to apply false contrasts or color could disclose...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,676
Posted By Lee
Unhappy Administrative comment

Just an aside that this page of this thread in and of itself explains and justifies the Moderator Team's strict enforcement of the image upload policy.
Forum: European Armoury 5th October 2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,579
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up The latest news reports are estimating the sword...

The latest news reports are estimating the sword age as 1,500 years or Vendel Period (Migration Period in English) and the form of the upper guard and pommel appears consistent with this to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,775
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up I particularly enjoyed the old stained white West...

I particularly enjoyed the old stained white West African tilbi or boubou (robe) that Anakin wears (traveling incognito) about 30 minutes into Star Wars Attack of the Clones. The embroidery is...
Forum: Swap Forum 26th August 2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 880
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up All three items have now been sold. Thank you.

All three items have now been sold. Thank you.
Forum: Swap Forum 25th August 2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 880
Posted By Lee
1313 - Frey, Edward; The Kris: Mystic Weapon of...

1313 - Frey, Edward; The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World $22.50+postage
Now on HOLD
Singapore: Oxford University Press, 1986 hardback, review copy with stamped signature; 8 x 5"ISBN 0 19...
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